BREAST CANCER: Breast cancer is the number one cancer scourge affecting mankind. It affects both sexes though less commonly found in men. In Nigeria, it is estimated that 1 in every 25 woman is affected by breast cancer with most them presenting late in the hospital because of poor awareness and general absence of screening programme. The changing life styles in the country including late child bearing, beast feeding habits, contraceptive use, smoking, diet, obesity etc is believed have resulted in an upward trend in the prevalence of breast cancer.
At Health and Wellness Optimization Foundation, we offer breast cancer advisory, public education and screening services using clinical breast examination and mammography. We also teach self breast examination to our clients to motivate them to be breast aware and to take proactive action on the breast health.